How to add eBooks to iBooks without going through iTunes

One of the Apple applications that we can eliminate with the arrival of iOS 10 will be iBooks, your proposal to read e-books or eBooks. The bad thing is that this application does not allow us to read books outside the iBooks Store, is it? Well, it allows us to do it and doing so may be simpler than you thought. In addition, it is possible to do it without going through iTunes, the official Apple tool that some love and others hate.

We can pass books to iBooks without iTunes in several ways, as long as the file we want to add is an .ePub or PDF. In addition, we can also add complete web pages to the application, this being much easier than adding eBooks. Below you have explained everything you need to know.

Move eBooks to iBooks with Mail

If we have the eBook on our computer, a simple way to get it to our iPhone or iPad to read it with the default iOS application is send it to us by mail. Once we have sent it to an account that we can enter with iOS Mail, we will only have to do the following:

  1. We open Mail.
  2. We open the email attached to the eBook that we have sent.
  3. We touch on the attached file. If the book is a PDF, the PDF will be opened within Mail and we will move on to the next point. If it is ePub, we will go directly to the next point.
  4. We touch on the share icon.
  5. Finally, we look for the “Copy to iBooks” option and touch it. This will cause us to open the application and copy the electronic book there.

Pass eBooks to iBooks from Safari

Sometimes, surfing the web, we found some PDF or ePub. If necessary, we can add this file to iBooks with a few touches. If what we have found is an ePub, we will see an icon like the one in the previous screenshot. Adding it to iBooks is as simple as following steps 3, 4 and 5 of the previous method. If the file is a PDF, we will only have to follow steps 4 and 5.

Turn web pages to iBooks

Finally, we can also pass full web pages to iBooks. This is very simple and can be useful if we find information so important that we don't want to lose it for anything in the world. Saving a web page in iBooks is as simple as touching the share icon and selecting the Save PDF in iBooks option. Easy, right?

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